Craft Futures Fund

The Center for Craft, Creativity and Design

U.S. Citizens and residents
Coming Soon
October 1, 2020

The Craft Futures Fund will support craft communities throughout the United States and their creative responses to COVID-19. These one-time, unrestricted grants will be disbursed to craft-based education projects that seed resilience, foster community, and amplify impact.


  • One-time unrestricted grant of $5,000
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Applicants must be:

  • 21 years of age or older
  • Eligible to receive taxable income in the U.S. 
  • Residing and working in the U.S. or its territories for the last two years and for the duration of the grant period proposed by the applicant

Applicants cannot be:

  • Disqualified persons, such as substantial contributors to the Center for Craft as well as current employees, consultants, or board members of the Center for Craft, or immediate family members of such a person
  • A previously awarded Craft Futures Fund recipient

Current and past recipients of other grants from the Center for Craft are eligible to apply for support for projects that have not been previously funded by the Center for Craft.

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If you would like to apply for the Craft Futures Fund, please fill out the interest form at the link provided and the Center will contact you if you have been offered an invitation to apply. 

Please note that the full application process requires a $5 application fee, which goes directly to supporting the Craft Futures Fund. Applicants who cannot pay the fee may request for the fee to be waived when filling out the Interest form. 

For the purposes of this grant, the Center for Craft understands craft education projects to include sharing of knowledge, skills, and values, supporting critical thinking, and facilitating learning about or through craft. The Center for Craft also recognizes a broad definition of learning models  and who can be an educator, including: artists, curators, makers, writers, community organizers, activists, scholars, teachers, and others. 

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If selected to submit a full application you will need the following:

  •  2-3 images that will help the selection committee better understand your project vision
  • A W-9
  • Brief description of the measurable outcomes that will result from your project
  • High-level budget of how potential funds will be used
  • An email from a member of the community your proposal intends to serve that indicates support for your project (collaboration, community support, or additional resources provided for your proposal.  Email should include the community member’s name, email, relationship to you, and speak to the previous work or commitment to future work with you

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